A2Z Manufacturing Magazines for the South West Edition July 2022

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Vol. 28, No.4, July / Aug 2022

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV and NM)

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Editors Corner Walter M Schirra Jr. was one of the original seven astronauts and the only man to fly in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.

in the Pacific Ocean.

The quick witted Navy captain, who was affectionately known as Wally, was the fifth American in space when NASA’s manned space program was young and untested. His October 3rd, 1962, Mercury flight, which lasted a mere 9 hours, 13 minutes and 11 seconds, was considered textbook perfect. The capsule splashed down just 4.5 miles from the aircraft carrier Kearsarge

But his next mission, as commander of Gemini 6, started badly. The launch was aborted once after an unmanned satellite blew up in space, where Gemini 6 was supposed to rendezvous with it. The mission was delayed a second time when the Titan II engines beneath the space capsule ignited at countdown and then shut down. Asked later what he thought while sitting on the launchpad, Captain Schirra replied, “This was all put together by the lowest bidder.” If you are employed by a Fortune 1000 company, particularly if you manufacture mission/life critical parts, and you are outsourcing to some of the approximately 18,000 precision machine shops in the US – then the phrase “This was all put together by the lowest bidder.” should give you some thought when you are next selecting your suppliers. Total cost should encompass metrics such as quality, on time delivery, and price – not just price. Ensure that those who take the time to make your parts right are in your selection criteria. On another note, do you feel that your online presence accurately and positively reflects your company? It’s 2022—so you’ve probably realized by now that your website has an effect on the perceived credibility and quality of your business. But very few people know just how colossal this effect actually is. In fact, many businesses struggle to turn underperforming websites into websites that actually boost credibility and client acquisition. I have looked long and hard for a company to partner with for my advertisers, one who specializes in small businesses, and I don’t mean 500 employee businesses, I mean those companies with less than 50 employees. I needed this company to provide such services as Web design, SEO, and Social Media, and to do it really cost effectively. I believe I found it with the team at The SMB Hub. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave. I challenge you to let The SMB Hub give you vital statistics on the health of your online presence. It’s free. Go to thesmbhub.com/snapshot-report I promise this snapshot will be eye opening. I ran the report for one of my customers that spends considerable time and money on their online presence and their overall marketing. I was shocked to learn that their website garnered a ‘D’. Until next issue, I wish you the best. As always, God Bless our Troops, our healthcare providers and our First Responders. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Cover Gateway Launches The Center For Industrial Technology. Photography Provided By Gateway Community College. Announcements..................................... 6-19 Feature Articles.........1,30-31,42-43,54-55 Feature Articles..................... 62-63,66-67 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 73-81 Buyers Guide Processes................ 82-93 Card Gallery................................... 73-93 Index of Advertisers............................. 94 Editorial.................................Throughout

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Address: 1538 E La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284

Telephone: (602) 412-7696 CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Takashi Sato Gene Wirth

Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Circulation: The A2Z MANUFACTURING has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to A2ZMANUFACTURING.com. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Announcements & Releases Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Mill & Lathe G&M Code Programing Courses Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands-on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are free to all Haas CNC machine owners and operators. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. Mill Training Class — 7/18 - 7/20 Lathe Training Class — 8/22 - 8/24 Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet- Phoenix, a Division of Ellison Machinery facility located at 1610 S Priest Drive, #101 Tempe, AZ 85281. To register and for additional information visit www.EllisonAZ.com or call 480-968-5877.

Mazak Highlights Manufacturing Solutions for Every Shop at IMTS 2022 At IMTS 2022 in booth 338300, Mazak will show manufacturers how they can move their manufacturing operations forward with the company’s latest innovations. Five pavilions will showcase solutions for job shops, advanced machining and highA2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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production workflows. Among the 19 machines in the Mazak booth will be models from the company’s Ez, INTEGREX Multi-Tasking, new SYNCREX Swiss-Style and NEO Series in live real-world production demonstrations. Mazak also will feature automation systems, its MPower complete customer care program and Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) for one-stop factory-direct financing. Mazak’s Ez Series of machines puts Mazak reliability, accuracy and performance into shops of every size. The affordable Kentucky-built Ez Series includes Announcements Con’t Next Page


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Announcements & Releases Continued turning centers and vertical machining centers with compact footprints and numerous options. At IMTS, Mazak will feature the QT-Ez 8MY Multi-Tasking CNC Turning Center with an 8” chuck and integral-motor spindle that handles a wide range of materials, along with milling capability and Y-axis functionality for single-setup processing of diverse parts. In live demonstrations, the automation-ready QT-Ez 8MY will pair up with a cobot to spotlight flexibility and productivity in unattended machining. Mazak INTEGREX Multi-Tasking machines transform complex part production with single-setup convenience and performance for advanced machining. They unify the processing power of multiple machine tools for DONE IN ONE® efficiency that easily accommodates automation and unattended versatility. At IMTS, Mazak’s INTEGREX i-450H ST Multi-Tasking Center will show attendees how it delivers the combined processing power of a turning center and full-function machining center, with a second turning spindle and a lower turret with optional rotary tool capabilities to minimize fixtures, tools, handling and non-cut time. Every Mazak customer receives MPower, the industry’s mostcomprehensive machine support program. At IMTS, Mazak will highlight how MPower provides single-source access to end-to-end support for the lifetime of every Mazak machine, including 24/7 phone support, onsite service, technical training and 97% same-day shipping of parts orders. Among the MPower features that Mazak will A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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highlight at IMTS, Mazak On-Demand Learning (MODL) delivers in-person and online courses from beginner to advanced levels at Mazak’s network of Technology and Technical Centers and through self-paced instruction. At IMTS, visitors to Booth 338300 also will discover how Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) makes it easy to add the capabilities they need for success, with one-stop factory-direct financing in four simple steps and credit approval in as little as 24 hours. MCEF offers factory terms on Mazak equipment for manufacturers throughout the U.S., with direct access to machine specifications, delivery schedules and installation dates for quick approval and shipment. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www. MazakUSA.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

RM Garrison Machining Purchases WAM Bumpers RM Garrison Machining Inc. (RMG) is proud to announce its acquisition of WAM Bumpers, a Announcements Continued Page 10


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WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS Announcements & Releases Continued manufacturer of heavy duty bumpers for work and play. The WAM name stands for Winchers And Multicarriers – front and rear bumpers for trucks that can be equipped for a winch mount in the front and a receiver mount in the back. Or most anything else you need. WAM front and rear bumpers have always been manufactured in the U.S.A. which will now be done at RMG’s 41,000 sq/ft facility in Phoenix, AZ. WAM joins other RMG brands including All American Billet, All American Chassis, Accutronix Motorcycle Products and Headwinds Lighting. Other services are CNC & manual machining, welding, fabricating and heavy industrial repair under the Valley Machine Works name. Sincerely, Tyler Williams, President

Doosan Machine Tools Changes Its Name To DN Solutions Doosan Machine Tools (CEO: Kim Jae-Seop) announced on May 25, 2022 that it will change its name to DN Solutions and be reborn as a total manufacturing solutions provider. DN Solutions, the new name of Doosan Machine Tools, will be used from June 2, 2022 and signifies a new start after the merger with DN Automotive which became its new parent company in January this year. The D in DN alludes to the 45 years of history of trust built by Daewoo and Doosan, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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the predecessors of DN Solutions, along with DTR Automotive, the predecessor of DN Automotive. N represents Now & New, the will of the DN Group to open new paths by constantly taking on new challenges now rather than being complacent about past achievements. It also means that it will begin a new and bigger era empowered by the strong synergy between the two companies that have now become one family. DN Solutions is committed to being reborn as a true global manufacturer under the new name by strengthening distinctive competitive advantages over current growth engines, and proactively building a presence in the areas of future growth through aggressive investment in expanding manufacturing capabilities and sustainable management for social responsibility. It will closely work Announcements Continued Page 12


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Announcements & Releases Continued together with DN Automotive, its controlling shareholder, in identifying new growth engines to become a solutions provider for the global manufacturing industry. DN Automotive, the controlling shareholder of DN Solutions, is an automotive parts manufacturer founded in 1971 that produces tires, batteries, and VMS (Vibration Management Systems). It is a top three manufacturer in the global VMS market and supplies approximately 30 global leading OEMs including GM and BMW. “This name change was intended to signify our commitment to becoming a global manufacturer. DN Solutions and DN Automotive create a synergistic effect by working together to find new growth engines and maximize manufacturing capabilities,” said Kim Jae-Seop, CEO of DN Solutions. “We are committed to offering integrated manufacturing solutions to a wide-range of industries based on competitive products.” In addition, DN Solutions is participating in SIMTOS 2022, which is held at KINTEX, South Korea from May 23 to 27, 2022. Various products featuring the latest technologies are exhibited, including a 5-axis, complex, large machining center as well as a wide-range of products and solutions for IT and semiconductor industries. A ceremony was held to announce the company’s new name and share its meaning and the vision for the future. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Star Metal Fluids Announces The Addition Of Castrol Industrial To Its Performance Oil And Lubricants At Star Metal F l u i d s w e a re excited to announce the addition of Castrol Industrial to our line-up of performance oils and lubricants. Castrol has been a major player in the industrial sector for over 100 years and they offer a wide range of metalworking fluids, including: water-miscible coolants, cutting oils, heat treatment fluids, forming fluids, and corrosion preventatives. Aaron Kurzawski, General Manager at Star Metal Fluids, said, “Our intention, as an industry leader, is to continue providing our customers with the best performing products the market has to offer, combined with unmatchable customer service. The addition of Castrol Industrial to our line-up helps us to better complete that combination.” With inventory on the floor, we are ready to meet your needs! Please contact us at 1-800-367-9966, or visit our website www.metalfluids.com. Announcements Continued Page 14


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Metal Supply | Roll-Off Services | Metal Recycling | Rags

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Davis Metals Acquires Arizona Iron Supply We have exciting news for our customers! We couldn’t be happier to welcome Arizona Iron Supply to the Davis Metals and Salvage family. This development allows both companies to offer the very same superior customer service and metal expertise as we have for decades. The addition of Arizona Iron Supply allows both companies to expand in great ways: our metal inventory will grow, we now offer more services, we can accommodate even larger orders at lower prices, and we can service larger industrial accounts. What can customers expect?

Modifications can be provided on any of our tooling. Due to the potential complexity of configuring these toolholders, we recommend calling for assistance.

Arizona Iron Supply is here and ready to help, offering the same expertise and great customer service you’ve grown to rely on. Customers of Arizona Iron Supply will continue to process orders and conduct business in the same way. And the differences you might notice? We think you’ll like them. From now on we will be able to offer a greater variety in industrial and decorative metal materials for purchase, and even more staff available to help. And now that Arizona Iron Supply has joined Davis Metals, customers will have access to Rolloff Services and the ability to bring in a wide variety of metal items be recycled to the Davis Metals location (and get paid for doing so).

Visit www.thinbit.com to view the Swiss Angled Angled Toolholders and our complete line of tools. Visit THINBIT® on YouTube and view the Swiss Angled Toolholder video. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube for our latest news and updates.

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THINBIT® Swiss Angled Toolholders

THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company Inc., expands offering of SWISS ANGLED TOOLHOLDERS. These toolholders are designed for top slide position on a Swiss screw machine. The angled toolholders position the insert at 30°, 45° or 60° angles for reliefs, undercuts and angled OD and face grooves. Toolholders are available in square shank sizes.

The angled toolholders are for use with THINBIT® inserts in grades for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Inserts are available in sizes from .004” to .150” in .001” increments coated with TiN, TiAlN, TiCN, diamond film or uncoated. See pages 2-9 & 2-10 in the 2018 THINBIT® catalog.

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Landmark Hosts Open House At Metzfab Industries Landmark Solutions held an Open House event at Metzfab Industries in Phoenix earlier this month.

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Metzfab’s facility was chosen due to their company growth, and the addition of several new state of the art pieces of equipment. Metzfab is always pushing technology and equipment limits in an effort to build and deliver the best parts to their customers.

Metzfab recently installed a new OMAX 80x 5 axis waterjet, a Bystronic Tube Laser system, a Bystronic ByStar Fiber Laser with full automation, multiple large high performance press brakes, and a fully automated robotic press brake. Installing soon is a new material finishing machine also coming from the Landmark Team. The Landmark Solutions open house event was a success, and we are all excited to continue our long term partnership with Metzfab. Everyone attending the event were impressed with the new equipment and technology, and how this has helped Metzfab grow and diversify their business. Announcements Continued Page 18


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NTK Cutting Tools Announces A Western U.S.A. Territory Update

to California and Nevada.

NTK C u t t i n g Tools is pleased to announce that beginning on May 1st, M.C. Sales will expand their NTK representative responsibilities

M.C. Sales & Marketing: Western USA Representatives 15581 Computer Lane Huntington Beach, CA, 92649 Territory: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Phone: 714-901-8589 sales@mcsalesmarketing.com

Arizona CNC Equipment’s Jeff Currie Is Honored With The Century Club Award

The team has been servicing the cutting tool industry for almost 20 years with the goal of providing exceptional service in a fast-paced environment. NTK and MC Sales is looking forward to continuing the great relationships with our current customers while making inroads in the manufacturing industry throughout the western United States. The team is dedicated to delivering the knowledge and technical support to ensure manufacturing success using the highest quality tooling solutions. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Jeff Currie from Arizona CNC Equipment was recently honored at the OKUMA Distributor meeting in Charlotte, Announcements Continued Page20


Once again Arizona CNC Equipment is honored to receive the prestigious Diamond Award from OKUMA for achieving sales quota for the 2021 fiscal year. This would not have been possible without YOU, our loyal customers. We realize you have a choice when it comes to who you purchase your machine tools from, and we are sincerely thankful that you’ve placed your trust in us to provide the high-performance machines as well as the service and support that you depend on. Thank you.

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Announcements & Releases Continued North Carolina. Jeff was inducted into Okuma’s “CENTURY CLUB” which is made up of an elite group of sales engineers that have achieved sales of over 100 Okuma machines. Members receive a special ring to mark the accomplishment and when future sales reach another hundred, a diamond is added to the ring. Everyone at AZCNC is extremely proud of Jeff for this accomplishment and wish him continued success in the future. Best regards, Greg Whelan, President

AZ Metals Launches New Mexico Metals AZ Metals owners, Doug & Jill Cone, from Mesa, Arizona are happy to announce they have opened a second sister metal supply business in Albuquerque, New Mexico! New Mexico Metals LLC sells steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze along with other alloys to meet the needs of both wholesale and retail customers. Ryan Miller has transferred A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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from AZ Metals and will be managing the new facility. All orders are cut to size with no minimum requirements. Metals are sold by the inch, so you only purchase what you need eliminating scrap. Materials include sheet, plate, tube, pipe, angle, beam, bar, rod, channel, perforated and expanded metal. Services offered are shearing, sawing, notching, punching, bending, drilling and in November a 125ton Accurpress brake will be joining these services to provide quick, efficient, and precise bends! We are also proud to announce that both AZ Metals and New Mexico Metals are now members of MSCI! (Metal Service Center Institute) Contact us at: New Mexico Metals LLC 5821 Midway Park Blvd NE Ste F Albuquerque, NM 87109 Phone - (505) 717-1900 Continued Next Page


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defense, automotive, construction, oil and gas, among others. They have invested in some of the best fabrication equipment to best serve their customers, who range from Fortune 1000 to many hobbyists off the street. The family-owned and operated business is a minority owned business and is located in a designated HUBZone. To learn more about how they can help you with your laser and waterjet cutting and manufacturing jobs, contact them at 602-484-9393 or visit phxwaterjet.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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common manufacturing and design challenges revolving around specific technologies. Any consortium interested in responding must apply for and compete to receive designation as a Defense Manufacturing Community (DMC). Upon receiving the above designation, selected consortia will be invited to submit a grant application for funding. To be designated as a “Defense Manufacturing Community,” consortia composed of members of academia, defense manufacturers, workforce organizations, defense industry and association-led organizations, non-profit organizations, State and local government organizations and various combinations thereof, may apply under this notice. Consortia that received DMC designation and grant funding in FY 2020 or FY2021 are ineligible for this funding cycle. Each applying consortia must define its geographic service region. In general, the geographic scope of consortia seeking Defense Manufacturing Community designation should be large enough to contain critical elements of the key defense technologies or supply chains prioritized by the applicant, but small enough to enable close collaboration. The geographic size of the consortium need not be limited by traditional jurisdictional boundaries, but should demonstrate an optimal composition that promotes the effectiveness, collaboration and efficiency

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Raytheon Gets New Stinger Missile Contract As War In Ukraine Boosts Demand Raytheon Technologies’ Tucson-based Missiles & Defense division will be producing hundreds of new Stinger missiles under a new $624 million contract with the U.S. Army. The deal calls for Raytheon to produce 1,300 of the versatile air defense missiles that can be rapidly deployed by ground troops, as well as provide engineering support, testing and modernization of components. Stinger missiles have gained notoriety in recent months for their effective use by Ukrainian troops against the Russian invasion of that country launched by President Vladimir Putin in February. In fact, the missiles’ use in Ukraine is the reason for the current contract, which is being funded through the recently passed Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provided more than $40 billion to support Ukraine against Russia and take other steps to defend global democracy. Raytheon’s mission under the deal includes accelerating production as demand for the missiles has increased and the U.S. military has needed to replenish its stocks that have already been sent to Ukraine.The company said it is working closely with the Army and its suppliers to handle the growing demand. “We’re aligned with the U.S. Army on a plan that ensures we fulfill our current foreign military A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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sale order, while replenishing Stingers provided to Ukraine and accelerating production,” Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense, said in a statement. “The funding will be used to enhance Stinger’s producibility in an effort to meet the urgent need for replenishment.” The company says the lightweight, selfcontained Stinger system gives the ground troops an operational edge against cruise missiles and all classes of aircraft. The system has supersonic speed and uses an agile and highly accurate guidance and control system. Earlier in May, the company was awarded a $102.69 million contract modification with the U.S. Navy to produce the Overthe-Horizon Weapon System. That system adds long-range anti-ship and anti-surface capability through a system that includes an operator console, an encanistered missile and a launching system.By Jeff Gifford – Phoenix Business Journal


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Arizona Wins Gold Shovel Award For High Quality Job Creation Arizona was awarded a prestigious “Gold Shovel” award from Area Development Magazine, the state’s 2nd consecutive year taking gold for the 5-8 million population category. The Awards recognize states that “garnered large job-creating and investment projects through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, and other processes” in 2021. In addition, Area Development named Intel’s $20 billion expansion in Chandler one of ten “Manufacturing Projects of the Year.” Intel broke ground in September on two new semiconductor fabs in Chandler. The factories are expected to be operational in 2024 and create more than 3,000 jobs. Since 2007, Arizona has won four gold shovel and six silver shovel awards. Arizona’s four gold shovels were awarded all in the past six years.

growth for the past 40 years. Intel continues to be committed to investing in Arizona talent, capacity expansion, environmental sustainability, and supporting the community. We look forward to our two new factories coming online, which will manufacture our most advanced technologies, and thank the State of Arizona and City of Chandler for their continued support.” “Intel’s latest multi-billion-dollar expansion in Chandler is creating economic ripple effects throughout our city, region, and state,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “We are proud of the strong partnership we have built with Intel over many decades and would like to congratulate them on this well-deserved national recognition.”

“Arizona continuously leads the way in the creation of high-quality jobs,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Whether it’s semiconductors, electric vehicles, batteries–you name it–Arizona has become an epicenter of innovation. This award is a reflection of the ingenuity and perseverance of Arizona’s entrepreneurs and workers, and we are proud to continually be recognized as a top state for economic development.”

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“Intel is grateful to be named a ‘Manufacturing Project of the Year’ for the $20 billion expansion at our Ocotillo campus in Chandler,” said Keyvan Esfarjani, Executive Vice President, Chief Global Operations Officer and General Manager at Intel Corporation. “Arizona has been integral to Intel’s

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Introducing The Center for Industrial Technology (CIT), Complete With 5-Axis Machining and Automation with the Newest Haas Lathe With Live Tooling Machines that produce highprecision parts are significant capital investments. For this reason, you will often see older machines in Community C o l l e g e s and Technical Institutes where training to become a machinist occurs. These institutions often do not have the budget to upgrade their equipment as frequently as the industry does. “That is not the case at GateWay Community College,” says Dave Zamora, Program Director and Faculty member at GateWay’s Washington Campus, pictured with a student on the next page. “Through our partnership with Ellison Machinery, the dealer for Haas machines, we are upgrading our machines with the latest technology.” He continued, “The Haas UMC-500 that we are now installing combines the 5-axis capability of Haas’ industry-leading UMC-750, with the design improvements of their larger UMC-1000, to create a powerful 5-axis solution with a small footprint.” Zamora elaborated, “The Haas ST-20Y lathes that we just purchased offer a completely redesigned turning center that provides even more performance, features, and value than ever before. These lathes offer a more rigid machine, with larger bar capacity, superior cutting performance, and a host of productivity-enhancing options. We opted for the live tooling option, which boosts productivity by allowing secondary operations – such as side or end of part milling, drilling, or tapping – to be performed in a single setup, on one machine.” Zamora says that the new Haas machines will enable the machinists in the program to manufacture parts as they would in an advanced machine shop. “With older equipment, you are making a part with multiple setups and multiple machines. It is time-consuming and it adds to the opportunity for error. With our new machines, students will learn on the advanced equipment they will see once they are out in the industry.” Likewise, he says, “We spend less time teaching dial indicators to set up parts and more time teaching students to become proficient with probing and digital setup tools on our advanced machines.” The new machines are part of a larger strategy to expand the college’s educational A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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footprint in manufacturing and skilled trades. Lindsey Wilson, GateWay Public Relations & Marketing Director, says, “As a leader in workforce development training, GateWay Community College is no stranger to meeting the needs of business and industry in Arizona. With nearly 4 million skilled-trade job vacancies across the country, the college is rising to the occasion to address the shortage by launching the brand new Center for Industrial Technology (CIT).” With new equipment and a remodel underway, the new center brings together five of the college’s existing programs: Industrial Design Technology, Automotive, HVAC, Water Resources and Environmental Science Technology, and Water and Wastewater Treatment. While the programs have existed for some time, the center is providing a renovation to the facilities and equipment, creating better access to the existing state-ofthe-art labs. “We know the demand is there through our business and municipal partners. At GateWay, we know how to train workers more efficiently than anyone,” said Dr. Craig Urbanski, division chair for the Center of Industrial Technology. “There are high-paying, highly-skilled jobs waiting for our graduates after completing our programs. People have trusted GateWay for over 50 years. They know the quality of what we do.” As the first technical college in Arizona, GateWay has emerged through the pandemic relatively unscathed. The college was recently ranked as the 2022 top community college in Arizona for the second time in three years. It was also recently rated as one of the top 50 community colleges for graduate earnings for a second year. Despite the accolades, the college recognizes more work to be done.


“All of the programs we offer through the Center for Industrial Technology have great career prospects,” said Dr. Steve Meneses, Dean of Business, Technology, and Trades at the college. “Our programs have strong industry partnerships and offer an accessible route to a better future. With the skilled labor shortage our industries face, GateWay serves a critical role in this state’s economy.” Zamora adds, “Our manufacturing program at GateWay has always been industry-focused. With this focus, we always try to procure the technology that is most widely used in the market. For machine tools, our shop uses Haas machine tools, and this isn’t just because they provide generous educational discounts, but also because the Haas machines enjoy a strong market share in the industry. Likewise, we use Mastercam and SolidWorks for our programming because these are industry leaders.” Zamora continues, We value all of our industry partners, as they often go out of their way to support our program. Stevens Engineering, Iscar, NEXGEN Tooling, American Tools & Metals, Ellison Machinery, Haas, MLC CAD Systems, Adams Machinery, Chick Workholding, and Hexagon are some of the partners that have helped us retain a high-tech manufacturing program with the latest technology.” The new Center for Industrial Technology will be hosting information sessions throughout the summer with faculty and advisors available to help students get matched to the right program. With tuition starting at just $85 per credit hour for in-state residents, GateWay has offered its students an accessible education while ensuring they are not burdened with overwhelming student debt after graduation. “The Center for Industrial Technology programs emphasize how big of a role we play in our community as a leading workforce development college,” said Dr. Amy Diaz, interim president. “Ultimately, our college’s mission has always been helping students take the most direct and affordable path to high-paying jobs. The critical industries this new center serves are vital to everyone.” With the potential for new programs on the horizon, GateWay hopes the new center will bring additional opportunities for expansion and industry partnerships. “I’ve had so many partners calling us recently, it seems like my phone has been ringing non-stop,” said Urbanski. “They need our graduates, and we need them. That is the reason our college has been so successful.” Even through the expansion, the college has continued to hone in on what it does best. “The GateWay Manufacturing Program has a laser focus on

offering programs that fill a need in the industry,” Zamora says. “Our programs are all evening programs, and they are geared for working adults, often people working in manufacturing during the day. Our entire staff, from the faculty to the adjunct instructors on our staff, all continue to work in the industry during the day, whether in a consulting role or in a shop. This is immensely helpful in ensuring our program is relevant to today’s needs.” The extra experience of the instructors helps them keep things fun and exciting for their students. ‘The Capstone Project,’ Zamora says, “Is a culmination of everything our students have learned in our program.” Rather than machine a widget which can’t be used for anything, the team must identify a functional product to build. “We’ve built a drone, lightsabers, guitars, and on this project, the team must build the entire product. We don’t do the electronics, but we incorporate the electronics into the end product.” Zamora says that the Capstone Projects are more interesting to the students because they are real, usable end products. While other community colleges offer manufacturing training, Zamora says GateWay is unique, “They typically offer entry-level programs, and often students are machining with either manual machines or old technology. At GateWay, we are equipping them with the skills to perform on the job immediately upon being hired.” He adds, “Also new to our program is hybrid class delivery where a student can participate live in-person or live remote with camera and audio. This new program will allow entry with 1 semester of pre-requisites or one year of industry experience.” What’s next for Zamora’s students? “3D metal printed components and assemblies, as well as machine loading robotics”, he says. To learn more about how you can embark upon a career in manufacturing, visit gatewaycc.edu/cit. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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The Honeywell recent sled test, withcould a 103-pound mannequin, is the latest saidconducted the project add 700 new engineering sign and that the JPO can make good on its promise to finish the three design fixes supply chain jobs in Arizona. by November, allowing the military services to lift restrictions on lightweight will be auxiliary power unitsthat (APUs) pilotsHoneywell flying the F-35. Lastproviding year, Defense News first reported pilotsfrom under its GTCP series. The customized APUafter version 136 pounds were36-150 barred from flying thenew, fifth-generation aircraft testers will employ newer technology originally built discovered an increased riskcompressor of neck damage to lightweight pilots ejecting for use in the commercial aircraft sector. from the plane. The US Air Force has also acknowledged an “elevated level of risk” for pilots between 136 and 165 pounds. The APU series delivers compressed air for air conditioning, heating and4.63 can pounds, power approximately air and shaft 6 The anti-ice prototypeand helmet testedsystems, weighs about systems. Honeywell said more than 20 variations of the ounces lighter than the original Gen III helmet, and is designed to ease some unit are in use today, both in the military and in commercial strain on smaller pilots’ necks during ejection. aircraft. Although the test was the first test of the new helmet, the JPO, Lockheed “Our rugged and reliable GTCP 36-150-APU series is an Martin and seat-maker Martin Bakerthe haveinstallation conducted at least other tests ideal candidate to meet and seven demanding withperformance the latest version of the seat, which is equipped with two modifications needs of the Defiant X,” David Shilliday, vice designed to reduce to pilots. The fixes to the ejection seat itself include a president andrisk general manager, Power Systems, Honeywell delay deployment of the main parachute, switch for lightweight pilots that will Aerospace, said in a statement. and a “head support panel,” a fabric panel sewn between the parachute will also provide which risersHoneywell that will protect the pilot’s headthe fromengine moving generator, backward during the provides electricity for the aircraft while it is flying, and the parachute opening. APU generator that provides electricity on the ground. The program office has about another 10 tests planned, which will use a mix The middleArmy launched its FLRAA program in 2019 to develop of low-, and high-weight mannequins. its next generation of capability for the coming decades. The is intended fillthe that spot, and isis currently “This initialDefiant test hadXpromising resultstoand F-35 enterprise on a path to being tested in a digital combat environment. By Jeff qualify the helmet ... by the end of this summer,” DellaVedova toldGifford Defense – Phoenix Business Journal to be fielded by the end of the year is News. “The lighter helmet expected in line with the seat timeframe as well.” A 2 Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Yield Engineering Systems, known by the acronym YES, has leased 123,000 square feet within the Price Corridor in Chandler, Arizona. The facility will support YES in serving the region’s thriving semiconductor industry. YES develops and manufactures thermal, deposition, and wet process equipment that is used in semiconductor, life sciences, and display manufacturing. The Chandler facility will house a “Technology Center” with R&D functions, cleanroom operations, advanced manufacturing, customer support, and office space. “Our new Technology Center will provide us with valuable proximity to key customers and vendors, as well as access to the highly skilled workforce that defines Chandler’s business ecosystem,” said Rezwan Lateef, President of YES. “We are grateful to Chandler’s Economic Development team, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Arizona Commerce Authority for their assistance with this major milestone in our mission to serve the semiconductor market as a preferred provider.” Mark Donahue is the local YES manager overseeing the project. The company plans to have approximately 100 highly educated employees based at the Chandler facility, mostly in technology and engineering positions. The multi-million-dollar capital investment to build out the space will enable the development of advanced technology that supports the US

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Two Valley Construction Projects Among Largest In The Nation Two Valley industrial construction projects are among the top 20 deals in the nation for 2022, according to a new report by Site Selection magazine. Intel Corp.’s $20 billion addition of two new fabs at its Ocotillo Campus in Chandler ranked No. 5 and Kore Power Inc.’s $500 million lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing facility in Buckeye came in at No. 19 on the list of top deals. Each project is expected to create 3,000 jobs.

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Engineering company BlueHalo has been awarded a $1.4 billion government contract from the U.S. Space Force for the satellite communication augmentation resource (SCAR) program. According to the Space Force, the SCAR program "will address the critical U.S. Space Command requirement to rapidly, responsively and affordably augment satellite control capacity for the satellite control network, as it provides tactical control links to U.S. Space Force satellites." BlueHalo sector president Dan Gillings said "this program creates 60 new engineering and manufacturing jobs and presents a unique opportunity for the customer, BlueHalo, and key suppliers to be co-located within the Albuquerque area.” Based in Arlington, Virginia, BlueHalo employs 300 people in Albuquerque, spokeswoman Tiffany Sevieri told Business First in March. In a statement, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) called the $1.4 billion contract an investment that further positions New Mexico "as the go-to destination for all things space." BlueHalo, which previously planned to build a 200,000-square-foot development at the planned Max Q business park in Albuquerque, has instead set its sights on an existing building at 10800 Gibson Blvd. SE, among others. The facility is the company's fourth in Albuquerque. In total, the company now occupies 163,000 square feet in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque City Council on June 22 is scheduled to consider incentives for Blue Halo related to its Albuquerque expansion. Project documents show the company has applied for a $16 million industrial revenue bond (IRB) and for $2.5 million in Local Economic Development Act incentives (LEDA). IRBs are bonds issued by a governmental entity to finance economic development projects. LEDA incentives are used to support expanding businesses. By Collin Krabbe - Reporter


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$600 Million Gas Plant Will Support Phoenix Semiconductor Facility Major industrial gas company Linde PLC is planning to invest $600 million for a plant to support the massive Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. facility in Phoenix. Last fall, the company announced it had signed a long-term deal with TSMC for the supply of industrial gases to the $12 billion manufacturing facility in north Phoenix generally located on the southwest corner of 43rd Avenue and Dove Valley Road. Linde said it will build, own and operate a complex of on-site plants to supply ultra-high-purity nitrogen, oxygen and argon to TSMC. According to APS, which recently worked to relocate three major sets of transmission lines for TSMC, the city of Phoenix is contributing $205 million for infrastructure improvements to the area, while the TSMC project is expected to result in a $38 billion economic output over the next 20 years. In January 2020, Linde Inc., the successor company to the 2019 merger of Praxair Inc. and Linde PLC, proposed its expansion into Arizona with a new facility

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The management team of Kevin Wolfe,James Buchanan Jr., and James Buchanan III “If you need AS9100 certified high precision parts manufactured, particularly if they are large diameter (up to 40”) and/or are made with exotic metals, why aren’t you using Powill Manufacturing?”, asks General Manager Kevin Wolfe. The Veteran-Owned company, which celebrated 6 decades in business in 2019, manufactures tight tolerance parts largely for the commercial and military aerospace industries. Of late, Powill has added customers manufacturing rockets, a few in the oil and gas industry and the US Marines. They are a long term supplier to 6 Prime contractors and they support an additional 80 customers throughout North American and Europe. 3rd generation family member Jimmy Buchanan III, says, “In addition to the primes, we support a large number of customers who come to us for grinding and gun drilling.” 63 years ago, William Ponath financed and along with his son Werner, launched Powill Manufacturing in a 3500 square foot facility with used machines that he purchased for $11,000. Two months later, his son in law James Buchanan Jr. joined the company and learned the trade. In 1962, Mr. Ponath Sr. passed away and 6 years later his son Werner passed. James Buchanan Jr. proceeded to run the business. When in his late teens, James Buchanan III joined Powill and is now running the company. It is not uncommon for employees to have their family members join the Powill team and this is truly a testament to how Powill treats its people. James Buchanan III’s 2 oldest daughters are now employed by the company and they represent Generation 4 of the family in the business. Today, the company resides in a nearly 50,000 square foot facility that houses some of the world’s most advanced CNC equipment and CAD/ CAM technology. The company offers its customers milling (including A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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5 axis), turning (including hard turning), gun drilling, honing, wire EDM, grinding, pressure /leak testing, and assembly, all performed by skilled machinists. It really is all about people. “We have very low turnover (~3%), and a significant number of our employees have 7+ years with our company”, Buchanan Jr. says. He continued, “During the Pandemic, we experienced a downturn, since our customers were largely in the aerospace industry. We knew we didn’t want to lose our valuable team members, so rather than have a layoff, we reduced everyone’s hours to 32.” Today, the company is back to full time hours, and Powill was able to retain their team. Employees stay at Powill because they are treated fairly and with respect. Kevin says, “Two of our recent hires came to work for Powill with no experience in manufacturing, and so they started in the maintenance department as janitors. Over time, we saw their work ethic and their desire to learn. Today, they are machinists in training.” Employees at Powill feel empowered. Kevin says, “We lost money on a recent job. Rather than go back to the customer to let them know we would need to price the job higher going forward, we let the team analyze what went wrong and how we could move forward with the job priced as is, while still making money. It turns out on this particular job, several people didn’t follow Powill processes. When you have an issue, you should make the issue known to your lead. The lead has


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More recently, the Powill team purchased 2 Haas lathes (Haas ST20Y). Kevin says that the Haas lathes are working well for his shop. Buchanan III says, “In our manufacturing world, customer support for the machines we purchase is paramount in our decision making. With Ellison Machinery, we get outstanding customer support. If we have an issue with a machine, Ellison typically has a local technician out to our facility same day or within 24 hours. And because the machines are manufactured here in the US, in California, the part needed to do a machine repair is almost always in stock. This isn’t the case with other machine tool dealers, and in one instance, we had a machine down for 4 months.” Patrick says, “Today, at Ellison Machinery we have 2 Service Managers and 10 Technicians, all dedicated to keeping our customers’ machines up and running.”

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If you have high precision parts, large or small, you should contact Powill Manufacturing to learn how they can help you. You can reach them at: (623) 780-4100 or visit their website: Powill.com Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, turning centers, 5-axis machining centers, and rotary products, as well as fully integrated automation solutions. To learn more about the Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine machine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at (480) 968-5877.

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Peoria-Based TYR Tactical Signs Big Contract With Danish Military For Body Armor Peoria-based TYR Tactical, a body armor manufacturer for the military and law enforcement, recently inked a $200 million agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defense. The 10-year contract, which was signed April 25, will provide each soldier in the Danish military with TYR Tactical’s stateof-the-art body armor, which the company will manufacture in Peoria. The new contract is expected to bring 100 new advanced manufacturing jobs to the company, as well as new facilities to Peoria, according to TYR Tactical. The company, which currently has about 270 employees, produces body armor, ballistic full tactical entry vests, plate carriers, load carriage equipment, belts and assault gear, according to its website. The new agreement also continues the company’s ongoing relationship with the Danish military, which has been supplied products by TYR Tactical for more than 10 years, TYR said. “Our Danish friends have been incredible partners in innovation, working with us to protect those who protect us,” said Jason Beck, CEO of TYR Tactical and a Peoria mayoral candidate, in a statement. “We are thrilled to continue our long-term partnership with the Danish military, and our friendship with the Danish people.” The company said “extensive testing” over the years has been applied to the design of armor and carriers that will be used to outfit the Danish military. The body armor will also include full coverage designed for male and female anatomy. TYR Tactical currently has two manufacturing buildings in Peoria with plans to build two more in the West Valley suburb near Loop 101 and Olive Avenue. The third building will include a warehouse space for raw materials, a machine shop and space to outfit vehicles with hard armor, the Phoenix Business Journal previously reported. TYR Tactical said it continues to grow with more contracts from federal and foreign governments. In 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded TYR Tactical a multimillion dollar overt integrated armor contract, the second contract it had been awarded in a row by the FBI. Local and state agencies such as the Arizona Department of Public Safety, city of Glendale and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have also purchased equipment from TYR Tactical. The company’s headquarters is at 9330 N. 91st Ave. in Peoria. It also has facilities in North Carolina and Canada. By Audrey Jensen – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Telecommunications Company Viasat Plans To Add 1,500 Jobs In Tempe Viasat, a satellite communications company based in California, is expanding in Tempe and will develop over 300,000 square feet of space at the ASU Research Park, where it plans to grow its headcount by about 1,500 employees. The company already has a presence at the ASU Research Park, near Loop 101 and Warner Road. The site is one of Arizona State University’s “innovation zones.” The land is owned by the university and office space is leased to private companies.

Research Park, as well as affordable cost, availability of talent and a favorable business climate led them to expand in Tempe after evaluating several other markets for expansion. Viasat’s expansion will take up one of the last two remaining development sites at the park, which has about 50 corporate tenants.

Viasat has plans for three phases of new development on 16 acres near the middle of the ASU Research Park, said Morgan Olsen, chief financial officer of ASU.

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Advanced Energy Ideas (Including AEI Lighting and AEI Fabrication) was founded by Ron Kotloff in 1994 as primarily a lighting manufacturing company. Although lighting is still a significant part of the company, over the last ten years, contract manufacturing has become the main focus for Ron. As a result, AEI is now a leader in the contract manufacturing space. With a growing customer base in the U.S. and abroad, AEI continues to expand and has seen year-over-year growth over the last three decades. To keep pace with their steady growth, AEI Fabrication offers full-service laser-cutting, laser tube cutting, punching, forming, machining, welding, mechanical assembly, device programming, and functional testing, as well as engineering services to their clients. Adding new equipment along with building expansions is a regular occurrence at AEI, so make sure you stay up to date by visiting their website at www.AEIFAB.com. AEI currently has over 48,000 square feet and plans to double that over the next two years while adding more state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest in automation for hands-free processing. AEI is poised for the future and remains flexible in the ever-changing manufacturing environment. In recent years, with all the uncertainty and challenges the world has seen, and despite the global pandemic, AEI continued to grow by quickly adapting to overcome issues like material shortages, workforce shortages, and new customer demands. Files

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• AS9100 Revision D certification so that they can support Aerospace customers (Planned certification for mid-summer 2022) • ISO 13485 certification so that they can support customers manufacturing medical devices. • Automation, including their newest TRUMP tube laser cutter • Electro-mechanical assembly/Turn-key solutions that include retail packaging. AEI is currently ISO:9001-2015 certified but recognized the need for additional certifications. Keith says that before embarking upon the AS9100 and ISO:13485 certifications, they performed a Gap Analysis to compare their current state with an ideal one. With the ISO 9001 processes in place, they determined that adding the two new certifications would not overly burden the company and would open up new opportunities. In particular, the ISO 13485 certification would be a differentiator they could offer customers in the medical device industry. Ron says, “We’ve embraced automation for years, but I would characterize it as low level. About two years ago, we recognized that the absence of workers in our industry wasn’t improving, and we knew that we would have to invest in true automation machine tools. Such tools could enable us to run 24x7 unattended.” Recent automation machines include: • The Amada C1 is a high-production punch laser combination machine with a 44-station flexible turret with tapping, forming, and auto index. Keith says, “The C1 offers full automation and self-loading, and with the C1, we purchased the ASR 3015N T.K., which is one of AMADA’s most advanced material processing systems providing fully automated raw material to a stacked product in one system.” • The Amada EG 6013 servo-electric press brakes an ultra-high precision, highspeed compact bending solution. It uses the world’s first dual servo-electric drive – allowing for high speed and high precision. “Our Amada robotic bending solution combines the E.G., series press brake, an advanced bending

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1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com Machinery Bought & Sold • Auctioneers

DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Matsuura Machinery______510-685-6151 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 CNC Pros____________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5811 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300

Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 EDM EBM Polishing Machines Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 73 • July / Aug 2022 2


8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882 www.geigerelectric.com

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives

Arizona and Las Vegas, NV

MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

North South Machinery 2412 W Huntington Drive Tempe, AZ 85282 northsouthmachinery.com

Jim Swartzbaugh

Jim Swartzbaugh Mobile: 562.755.3690 800.460.9014 js@northsouthmachinery.com

js@northsouthmachinery.com

Makino____________ 602-228-0347 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Lighting Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 D & R Machinery______ 480-775-6462 Honing Machines Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach__ 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery_______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery_______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 Industrial Electric Inc______623-582-5204 CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 GRINDING D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Grinding Filtration Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Grinding Machines Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Sawing Machines Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Swiss Screw Machines MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Tapping Machines D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface Automation & Controls DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Acieta______________402-650-8132

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Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 FABRICATION CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Latitude Machinery______ 803-269-6676 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Latitude Machinery______ 803-269-6676 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________847-214-0300 Landmark Solutions______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery______ 803-269-6676 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275


Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

Sales Director

patrick ellison president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________ 847-214-0300 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery_______ 803-269-6676 Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Power Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery_______ 803-269-6676 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bystronic Inc___________ 847-214-0300

Landmark Solutions______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery______803-269-6676 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Latitude Machinery_______803-269-6676 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 North-South Machinery_____ 602-391-4696 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Equipment Americhem Engineering_____ 602-437-1188 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Laser Scanners Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462

480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 pellison@ellisonaz.com

www.haascnc.com

Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________303-859-7159 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________847-286-9953 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________303-859-7159 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________303-859-7159 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________847-286-9953

Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology____ 800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech_ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Hexagon____________303-859-7159 Mitutoyo America_______480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales___480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Total Quality Systems___ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology____ 800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales______ 480-545-0275 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech_ 480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems___ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales___480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America_______480-294-7631

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.

Tel:

1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 Methods West__________ 602-437-2220 Resell CNC____________ 844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 Zachman Machinery______ 602-908-3447 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Aerospace Components ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918

Don Loveless 181 Business Park Dr. Bristol, CT. 06010 www.gmnusa.com

Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com

Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial________800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Bellows Hennig______________909-420-5796 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300

Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Chucks Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Clamping Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Collet Fixtures Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Coolant Shields Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Coolant Systems Cabinets, Custom Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 MP Systems___________ 909-282-7463 Chip Conveyors Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Chip Management Coolant Systems: Chillers Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 909-282-7463 MP Systems___________ Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 NTK Cutting Tools________425-365-3613 Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial________ 480-251-6888 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow___________480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Draw Tubes & Bars Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Enclosures fo Machine Tools Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 Fasteners Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Qualichem, Inc.________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network__________480-836-1782


Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Parts Washing Equipment EDM Performance _______800-336-2946 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Filtermist Mist Collectors Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Gaskets Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-996 Waterjet Replacement Parts Power Tools Grinding Wheels Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Grippers GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Wipers Robot Accessories Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Hennig_ _ ____________909-420-5796 Grinders SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Work Holding Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 480-968-5335 Ellison Machinery________ Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Live Centers Kurt Manufacturing_______ 763-574-8320 Safety Equipment Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Live Tool Holders Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Sealants SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 CONSUMMABLES Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Cutting Fluids & Oils Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Lubricants / Systems (Coolants) Spindles Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 800-686-1679 GMN USA____________ S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Static Tool Holders Machine Tool Accessories SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 New Way Covers & Repair Tooling Columns Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 EDM Materials & Supplies Vibratory Equipment Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Vises and Vise Jaws D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 EDM Performance acc’s_____ 800-336-2946

Qualichem Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies__ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International ______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Mounting Brackets Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Spindle Liners Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals___________ 602-688-8003 Basic Metals__________ 262- 255-9034

LILY SALAS

Lily@laube.com 805-388-1050 x 120

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ARIZONA CNC TOOLING SCOTT LIN Sales Engineer / Tooling Specialist

TEL: (480) 615-6353 CELL: (602) 677-0708 slin@azcnctooling.com

1205 S. Park Lane Tempe, AZ 85281 www.azcnctooling.com

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Sales@CoastalMetals.com

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL: brandon@vonruden.com

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

www.vonruden.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Go from Receiving to Machining with Precision Machine-Ready Blanks

Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292

• Eliminate Material Prep • Flat, Square, and Parallel • Improve Throughput and Quality

14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Aluinum Remnants TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Cast Iron Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Copper Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900

Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897

Patti Robison General Manager

120 E. Corporate Place Ste #12 Chandler, AZ 85225 www,portplastics.com probison@portplastics.com

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p. 480.813.6118 w. 800.395.7378 f. 480.813.6183 c. 602.228.5598

800-234-5613 • www.tciprecision.com

Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Machine Ready Blanks TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others Port Plastics____________480-813-6118 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208


Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling

YOUR PARTNER IN CUSTOM TOOLING SOLUTIONS

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

CHRIS WINDSOR

Director of Business Operations

sean.arsenault@verosoftware.com www.verosoftware.com

Rudy Schumann Regional Sales Manager

Edward Merkle

General Manager

P: 989.799.4550 C: 720.273.0846 rschumann@fullertontool.com

fullertontool.com

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665

THE TOOL CRIB INC. The MACHINE SHOP PIT STOP

ttctime2@gmail.com www.ttcroundcutters.com 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ

Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Vice Jaws TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Boring Tools Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Chucks & Collets Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Clamping & Gripping Hainbuch America________ 818-970-7874 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Cutting Tools B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481

T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009

chris@lrwtool.com www.lrwtool.com toll free 877.845.7940

Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT

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Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 THINBIT______________ 800-THINBIT Cutting Tools: Custom B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 THINBIT______________ 800-THINBIT Drills Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 End Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Fixtures SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Form Tools Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162

Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Precision Toolholding Products Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 Workholding Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 Hainbuch America________ 818-970-7874 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420

PRODUCTS Safety Glasses Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Acieta______________402-650-8132 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Vero Software__________602-359-2530 Software, Inv. Control Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Software, Servicing Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 1639 E Miraloma Ave Placentia, CA 92870

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Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Castings: Production AUTOMATION SYSTEMS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Delta Technology________480-867-6320 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 BAR CODING COATING Sensing Solutions Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Thermo Couples CAP ______________602-464-9629 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Bending: CNC Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 BROACHING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144 CASTINGS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts_______480-250-9764 Castings: Prototype AATC ______________ 602-268-1467

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(480) 316-2893 (480) 477-9182 WWW.BIGOMETALS.COM LINPRYOR@BIGOMETALS.COM 50 S. 43RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85009

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21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com

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Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication: Custom Metal AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Fabrication: Medium & Large A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Big O Metals___________480-477-9182 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks_____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600

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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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Roth FINISHING Craig President/C.O.O. Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Spring & Manufacturing 602-476-7477 Co.,Inc. AZMF Precision__________ A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Coating Technologies______Phoenix, 623-242-9575 Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Cell: (602)370-5777 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 Craig Roth PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 President/C.O.O. Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

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3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040

TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras_____ 602-275-1917 STP Performance Coating LLC___ 602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras_____ 602-275-1917 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing______ 602-275-3117 SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mike@BlueStreakGrinding.com

www.bluestreakgrinding.com

Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing______ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies_____ _623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies____ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Polishing EPSI______________714-256-8950 RM Garrison Machining_____623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090

STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Shot Peen PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Stripping Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 FIXTURES Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-2514 Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Pro-Tek____________ 928-759-9494 FOUNDRY AATC______________ 602-268-1467 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear____________ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 GRINDING Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335

PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding, Blanchard Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless (OD) Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088

National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Grinding…Gear/Spline Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002

VALLEY MACHINE WORKS CUSTOM MACHINING & WELDING SINCE 1909 PORTABLE REPAIR & 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 602-254-4173

1138 W Watkins St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 vmw1909@valleymachineworks.com www.valleymachineworks.com

sales@abrams.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell wayne@lynchbros.com

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3301 EAST MADISON STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85034

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Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 INJECTION MOLDING (PLASTIC) Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 INSPECTION Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Aluminum Heat Treating Calibration Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Field Calibrations________ 480-756-8828 Inspection, First Article Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 HONING/LAPPING Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Inspection Services Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 CTE________________ 800-783-2400 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Gun Drilling Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 HYDRO FORMING Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 HEAT TREATING F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Inspection Services, Welding ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. IDENTIFICATION Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Labels & Bar Code Heat Treating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gladhill Assoc__________ 623-939-4412 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Mobile PartMarking Process Improvement/ Audit Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 MACHINING Heat Treating/NADCAP Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Machining: 3D ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 TechMark____________480-820--9444 Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 86 • July / Aug 2022 2

Chris Torres - Vice President Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com

Grinding & Threading Rolling

Office: 480-785-4925 Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com chris@shawprecision.com Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com

Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Machining: 5 Axis Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____ 520-745-8771 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889


PARAMOUNT HONING & MACHINE

Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233

www.ParamountHoning.com

Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Allied Tool & Die_________602-429-2514 Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200

Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601

Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Group Mfg Serv.________ 480-966-3952 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC________ 480-239-8254 Machining: Contract AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-172 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-25147 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322

Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ARCAS Machine_________480-562-4203 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Axian Technology________623-580-0800 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__602-437-0339 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545

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Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Industrial & Repair BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Machining: Large Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331

JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Machining: Milling MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Allied Tool & Die_________602-429-2514 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 88 • July / Aug 2022 2

L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Machining: Milling - Long Part K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Machining: MultiSwiss Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Machining Plastic Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 JDB Ltd_____________ 602-992-9627 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 AAE_______________928-772-9887 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 AEI Fabrication_________480-733-6594 Allied Tool & Die_________ 602-429-2514 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ARCAS Machine_________480-562-4203 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637

Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Genesis Precision_______ 602-687-9600 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300


Jeff Rozell - President Phone: 602-269-8788 Fax: 602-269-0103 3731 E La Salle St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 CNC PRECISION MACHINING PROTOTYPE • PRODUCTION

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS

2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

Jon Schaeffer

Yvonne Schaeffer

Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

(President)

602-687-9600 602-881-1055 jon@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Machining: Production AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 MAKstride____________928-460-6054

Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative

(General Manager)

361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437

602-687-9600 602-430-8652 yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 AATC______________602-268-1467 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ARCAS Machine_________480-562-4203 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Avery 5371 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335

www.clevelandelectriclabs.com

ISO/IEC 17025

StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Allied Tool & Die_________ 602-429-2514 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Alpha Manufactruing Services_ 602-332-3608 ARCAS Machine_________ 480-562-4203 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Machining: Quick Turn AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Machining: Semiconductor Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Machining: Swiss JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______ 503-557-9407 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Rhino Machine_________ 480-250-3366 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Phoenix Fab & Design_____ 480-590-5058 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 89 • July / Aug 2022

Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376

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Precision Metalworks_____ 602-455-9575 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 RM Garrison Mach’ing_ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-2514 AZMF Precision_________602-476-7477 Big O Metals__________ 480-477-9182 EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 F&B Manufacturing______ 602-512-5237 Fine Line Laser Cutting____ 602-863-3196 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)_ 623-233-7932 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 P3 Built____________ 602-830-8300 Phoenix Waterjet & Laser___ 602-484-9393 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865 Wal-Tek Industries________623-587-4611 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Thread Rolling Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320

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MANUFACTURING AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Manufacturing: Electrode Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-747 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 P3 Built_____________602-830-8300 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 METAL RESTORATION Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Allied Tool & Die_________ 602-429-2514 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453

MOLDS AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing______480-967-4600 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Construction AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing______480-967-4600 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Plastic Injection AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Steel Aero Tech___________801-292-0493 PAINTING Arizona Finishing_______602-438-4443 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing____ 520-884-7473 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___602-288-0394 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Wet Paint/CARC Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130


www.swwj.com

Mike Gudin O: 480.306.7748 C: 480.536.5639 Mike@swwj.com

788 W. Illini Street Phoenix, AZ 85041

Tube Cutting, Flat Sheet Laser & Waterjet Cutting Services

Sandblast/Automated Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 PLASMA CUTTING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Martin Engineering_______ 602-692-7357 Marzee_____________602-269-5801 PLATING Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Precision Metalworks______602-455-9575 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 CAP_______________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146

Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Copper Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Electroless Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Gold E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Silver Plating Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Zinc Plate Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109

Cody Hukill O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-320-8360

E: sales@metzfab.com W: metzfabindustries.com A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

T.J. Fisher Owner/ President

tj@arizonaarchery.com 2781 N Valley View Dr. 928-772-9887 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-6287 fax

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PRODUCTS Industrial Thermocouples Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 PUNCHING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778

Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 STAMPING A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Precision Die & Stamping____480-967-2038 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 AEI Fabrication_________480-733-6594

AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 SAW CUTTING Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 K-2 Mfg_____________602-455-9575 SINTERING Western Sintering________509-375-3096 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 SPLINES Wrico______________480-892-7800 Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 Stamping: Aerospace A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Wrico______________480-892-7800 SPRINGS Stamping: Deep Draw Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Stamping Design SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping Flat Forming SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Precision A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Progressive Die & Tooling Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 TESTING Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure CAP ______________602-464-9629 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Testing: Turbine Instrumentation Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 THERMAL SPRAY Bolts Metallizing - CWST___602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580

Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 ThreadRolling Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 Flow International _______ 800-446-3569 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)__ 623-233-7932 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Marusiak LLC__________ 480-318-8883 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Phoenix Waterjet & Laser____ 602-484-9393 TOOLING Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Rhino Board___________ 505-842-5100 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Waterjet, 5-Axis Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing Waterjet, Multi head Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Formed Tubing Waterjet, High Press. Cutting AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Tube Bending /Fabrication A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Phoenix Waterjet & Laser____ 602-484-9393 K-zell Metals, Inc.________ 602-232-5882 Rhino Board___________ 505-842-5100 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 WASHERS Tube Laser Cutting/ Fabrication Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329

WELDING AEI Fabrication_________480-733-6594 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Group Mfg. Serv_________480-966-3952 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Magnum Companies______602.272.3600 P3 Built_____________602-830-8300 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 WATERJET CUTTING WIRE FORMS Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480

THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding______602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 92 • July / Aug 2022 2

Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113


RM Garrison MACHINING

SURPRISE, AZ

35+ years of quality & service!

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Brandon Metzger O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-618-2841

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